On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1978

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruno Cheyrou, French footballer, born in Suresnes, France
  • Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker (Get Me Roger Stone), born in NYC, New York
  • Ola Gjeilo, Norwegian composer (Dreamweaver), born in Skui, Norway
  • Santiago Cabrera, Venezuelan-Chilean-British actor (Isaac Mendez - Heroes), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Famous Weddings

  • "Happy Days" actor Anson Williams (28) weds Lorrie Maheffey

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred (Harold] Gilligan, English cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies at 81
1978 Highlights

About May 5, 1978

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus